The Christian awakening (Ger. Erweckung) in reaction against the Enlightenment* and other factors adverse to Christianity was felt in RCm and some E chs. but after 1750 was most evident in Protestantism and led to a widespread revival movement. See also Clemen, Ferdinand; Finland, Lutheranism in, 4; Great Awakening in England and America; Pietism; Revivals, 2.
An American Christmas carol; M. Luther* wrote neither the words nor the music. Apparently originated in Pennsylvania in the 1880s; the Ger. form, So arm in der Krippe, seems to be the tr. Author, tr., and composer are unknown, though various ascriptions have been made. LP
R. S. Hill, Not So Far Away in a Manger, Music Library Association Notes, 2d Series, III, 1 (December 1945), 1236.
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